時代

JapaneseEdit

Kanji in this term

Grade: 2
だい
Grade: 3
on'yomi

NounEdit

時代 (hiragana じだい, romaji jidai)

  1. age, era, period (of time)
    • 1907, 夏目漱石, 野分:
      徳川政府 (とくがわせいふ)時代 (じだい)じゃあるまいし」と ()った。
      tokugawa seifu no jidai ja aru mai shi" to itta.
      "This isn't the Tokugawa era, after all" he said.
  2. the times, spirit of the age
    • 1909, 夏目漱石, 永日小品:
      これも時代 (じだい)のせいだろう。
      kore mo jidai no sei darō.
      It's another example of the times we live in.
  3. antiquity
  4. a time in one's life, one's days (in college etc.)
    • 1908, 夏目漱石, 坑夫:
      青年 (せいねん) (じょう)時代 (じだい)だ。
      seinen wa jō no jidai da.
      Youth is a passionate time in one's life.

SynonymsEdit

  • (the times): 時勢 (じせい) (jisei)

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.

KoreanEdit

Hanja in this word

NounEdit

時代 (sidae) (hangeul 시대)

  1. Hanja form? of 시대, “times, era”.

MandarinEdit

simpl. 时代
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin shídài
Zhuyin ㄕˊ ㄉㄞˋ
IPA (key) /ʂʐ̩³⁵ taɪ̯⁵¹/

NounEdit

時代 (traditional, Pinyin shídài, simplified 时代)

  1. (Elementary Mandarin) times; age; epoch; era

Derived termsEdit

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